Here are a few of the criminal law stories that have recently occurred around the state of Alabama:
- This morning, authorities announced the arrest of of Michael William Vice, 28, and Courtney Danielle Vice, 26, an Etowah County couple who are allegedly connected to a fire that damaged more than twelve storage units at a Hokes Bluff facility last Thursday afternoon. Along with witness testimony, a video showed the husband and wife at the buildings right before the fire began. Further information from investigators revealed that the couple’s storage unit at the facility had been advertised as being up for auction. Officers booked the Vices into the Etowah County Detention Center, and they were later released on $4,500. The couple faces one count of third-degree burglary, a felony, and one count each of third-degree and fourth-degree burglary, both misdemeanors.
- Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Cliff LaBarge reported that a southwest Birmingham man sought on a capital murder warrant was captured early Monday in Arkansas. On October 2nd, 48-year-old Lee McCullough allegedly got into an altercation with 44-year-old victim, Jerry Kennedy, at Westside Tire Center. During the altercation, McCullough allegedly fired into Kennedy’s moving vehicle, which constituted a capital murder charge when Kennedy died later after being rushed to UAB Hospital. The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force discovered that McCullough had fled to Gould, AR after the incident and then requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals East Arkansas Task Force in Little Rock to help with the arrest. McCullough is in the Dumas City Jail pending extradition to Alabama.
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